Programme Requirements (Year 2)

For students admitted in or before 2020-2021

(a) All candidates must complete a minimum of 72 credits or a maximum of 78 credits by the end of the normal study period by taking:

  • one introductory course;
  • four core courses;
  • one capstone course; and
    • either one law elective course and two non-law elective courses;
    • or two law elective courses and one non-law elective course.

Unless otherwise stated,

  • each course offered by the Department of Law carries 9 credits;
  • each course offered by the Department of Social Work and Social Administration carries 6 credits;
  • each course offered by the School of Nursing carries 6 credits; and
  • each course offered by the School of Public Health carries 3 credits.

The two tables below show the suggested sequence of study for (1) full-time students; and (2) part-time students.

Table 1 [Full-time students]Credits
Foundational courseLLAW6269 Introduction to medical law (See Note 1 and 3)
or
LLAW6270 Introduction to medical practice (See Note 2 and 3)
9
Core courses1st semester
LLAW6271 Bioethics foundations
LLAW6272 The physician-patient relationship
2nd semester
LLAW6274 The beginning and end of life
LLAW6250 The regulation of biomedical research
36
Capstone course
(See Note 4)
LLAW6054 9-credit Dissertation
or
LLAW6273 Practicum project
9
Law elective course(s)9-18
Non-law elective course(s)3-12
TotalMin. 72
Max. 78
Table 2 [Part-time students]Year 1Year 2Credits
Foundational courseLLAW6269 Introduction to medical law (See Note 1 and 3)
or
LLAW6270 Introduction to medical practice (See Note 2 and 3)
9
Core courses1st semester
LLAW6271 Bioethics foundations
2nd semester
LLAW6274 The beginning and end of life
1st semester
LLAW6272 The physician-patient relationship
2nd semester
LLAW6250 The regulation of biomedical research
36
Capstone course
(See Note 4)
LLAW6054 9-credit Dissertation
or
LLAW6273 Practicum project
9
Law elective course(s)9-18
Non-law elective course(s)3-12
Subtotal(Year 1
(Year 2
36)
42)
TotalMin. 72
Max. 78

Note 1: For students without a foundational LLB, JD or other equivalent common law system qualification.

Note 2: For students with a foundational LLB, JD or other equivalent common law system qualification.

Note 3: Where a student has both a foundational LLB, JD or other equivalent common law system qualification and a degree in medicine, the Programme Director will exercise his or her discretion to decide whether the student will take LLAW6269 Introduction to medical law OR LLAW6270 Introduction to medical practice.

Note 4: See Online Course Selection (b) for more information.

(b) The normal study period for full-time students is one year, and two academic years for part-time students. Table 3 shows the required number of credits you should study in an academic year:

Table 3Full-time StudentsPart-time Students
1st semester27-42 credits9-24 credits
January semester (LLAW courses) /
Winter term (CMED courses)
(Optional; see Note 5)
0-9 credits0-9 credits
2nd semester27-42 credits9-24 credits
June semester (LLAW courses) /
Term 3 / Summer Term (CMED courses)
(Optional; see Note 6)
0-9 credits0-9 credits
No. of credits completed by the end of an academic yearMin. 72 credits
Max. 78 credits
Min. 36 credits
Max. 42 credits

Note 5: January semester (Department of Law) / Winter term (School of Public Health) is an optional semester. Courses offered will have an intensive (compressed) class schedule. You may take up to one course in the January semester; credits earned will count towards your total for 2nd semester.

Note 6: June semester (Department of Law) / Term 3 / Summer term (School of Public Health) is an optional semester. Courses offered will have an intensive (compressed) class schedule. You may take up to one course in the June semester; credits earned will count towards your total for the current academic year.

For further information, please refer to the LLM(MEL) regulations and syllabus for your intake year (intake of 2019-2020; intake of 2020-2021).

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